15 things to do in Portland this weekend: February 28 to March 1

Feb 28 2020, 5:00 am

Throughout the entire year, there are going to be select weekends where the city just feels too full on the events calendar. This weekend is one of those. No matter what you’re into, the variety is bonkers.

Here are 15 amazing events to attend in Portland for the weekend of February 28 to March 1.

Friday, February 28

Beth Stelling

What: Comedy up-and-comer Beth Stelling brings her hilarious take on life to Portland for a weekend, kicking things off this Friday at Helium Comedy Club.

When: February 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 & 10 pm
Where: Helium Comedy Club — 1510 SE 9th Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online

Bardo & Delicate Fish

What: Extremely talented dancers portray two short stories with work from acclaimed choreographers Jess Evans and Lyra Butler-Denman.

When: February 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Shaking the Tree Theater — 823 SE Grant Street, Portland
Admission: Online

Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire

What: World-renowned cinematic Oregon Symphony Orchestra takes to Hogwarts in this special presentation of Patrick Doyle’s stunning original score for Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire.

When: February 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall — 81037 SW Broadway, Portland
Admission: Online

Funeral for Expectations

What: Examining a life of expectations, this extremely unique, immersive, and participatory piece of theater is seen through the events of a funeral procession.

When: February 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Performance Works NorthWest — 4625 SE 67th, Portland
Admission: Online

Out/Loud

What: Join a huge crowd at Kelly’s Olympian to celebrate and dance the night away featuring queer-made music headlined by Maarquii, Amenta Abioto, and Jame Doe.

When: February 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Kelly’s Olympian — 426 SW Washington Street, Portland
Admission: Online

Saturday, February 29

Donavon Frankenreiter

What: The mystical and charismatic folk legend Donavon Frankenreiter brings his touring sounds of blues, country, and soul to the Aladdin Theater in Portland this weekend. It’s a must-see concert.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Aladdin Theater — 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online

Electric Baloneyland & Other Ditch Dwellings

What: Spend an evening at the Gillia Gallery in Portland celebrating the latest show opening by Tom Hück called Electric Baloneyland, featuring some of the most intricate and detailed wood etchings you’ve ever seen.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 6 pm
Where: Verum Ultimum — 3014 NE Ainsworth St, Portland
Admission: At the door

Fresh Oyster Battle of the PNW

What: This Saturday, head on over to Rogue Ales and Spirits as seafood chefs attempt to definitively discover whether Oregon or Washington state have the better Oysters. Slurp up some competition at this must-taste event.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Pearl Public House — 1339 NW Flanders Street, Portland
Admission: Free

Black Arts Festival & BIPoC Marketplace

What: Celebrate the conclusion of Black History Month with this spectacular gathering and gallery of Black Arts, including a Black, Indigenous, and People of Color marketplace.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 4 pm
Where: Reed College — 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Free / Register Online

Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap

What: Come together with comic book lovers and readers from all over the state of Oregon as Frankenstein hosts yet another awesome swap meet. Kids and elders get in for free, and ticket prices are well worth the chance of finding that true gem.

When: February 29, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Eagles Lodge — 4904 SE Hawthorne, Portland
Admission: At the gate

Sunday, March 1

Monster Jam

What: Famed Grave Digger and friends rev up the Moda Center in Portland this weekend for the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series. Catch the car-crushing, engine-purring action if you dare!

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 1 pm
Where: Moda Center — 1 N Center Ct Street, Portland
Admission: Online

Bricks Cascade – Lego Expo

What: Throwing a brick-building party this weekend, the Bricks Cascade Lego Expo is going to thrill both children, and adults alike. There’s plenty to see and do at this epic event.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 10 am
Where: Oregon Convention Center — 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Portland
Admission: Online

Dig a Pony Record Sale

What: Possibly Portland’s favorite club for live-DJ sets, Dig a Pony is hosting their second annual record sale this Sunday for all of you vinyl junkies out there.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 2 pm
Where: Dig a Pony — 736 SE Grand, Portland
Admission: Free

Portland Timbers vs. Minnesota United FC

What: We know a lot of you have been waiting a while, but the Major League Soccer 2020 season is finally upon us. Your Timbers take on Minnesota this Sunday to kick-off their regular season schedule.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: Providence Park — 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland
Admission: Online

Cake

What: Historic rock band Cake are touring again, and this time around they are bringing their essential sounds and flavors to Portland’s Aladdin Theater.

When: March 1, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Aladdin Theater — 3017 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland
Admission: Online